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Officials Want Obesity To Be Recognized As Disease

Officials warn that half of the state’s residents could be obese by 2030.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/18/2014

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Study: Sun Exposure Could Improve Mobility Among Severely Obese

A new study finds low levels of the “sunshine vitamin” could be keeping some people on the couch.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/15/2014

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Study: Cold Climate May Make You Fat

It’s yet another reason to dislike the cold if you don’t already.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/12/2014

Study: Americans Are Exercising — And Getting Fatter

The study author said, “Just counting on physical activity is not going to be the solution.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/11/2013

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AMA: Obesity Is A Disease

Gary Katz, Medical Director of Saint John Macomb-Oakland’s Weight Loss Program, says the decision was long overdue.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/19/2013


Sleep Apnea Cases Spike Over Past 20 Years

America’s growing waistline may be feeding an epidemic of sleep apnea, according to a new study.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/10/2013

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Man Gets Probation In Connection With Death Of Morbidly Obese Wife

Michael Brooks was charged with second-degree abuse of a vulnerable adult after authorities said he ignored his bed-ridden wife, allowing her to wither away in her own waste.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/13/2013


Michigan Targets Obesity With Awareness Campaign

The Michigan Department of Community Health on Wednesday asked residents to agree to lose 10 percent of their body weight in an effort to bring down the state’s obesity rate.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/23/2013

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Michigan To Launch Anti-Obesity Campaign

The Michigan Department of Community Health plans to lay out a new educational campaign to combat obesity in the nation’s fifth heaviest state.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/22/2013

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Agencies Get Grants To Address Obesity In Kids

The Michigan Department of Community Health has selected 10 agencies for a pilot program to help improve physical activity and healthy eating for children in kindergarten through sixth grade.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/05/2012